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David Volk, Ph.D.

Professor of Music, Music Theory and Composition

David Volk, Ph.D.
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Art/Music (AM) 175B


David Volk joined Colorado State U​niversity-Pueblo in August 2013 as Associate Professor of Music and served as Department Chair until May 2019. Dr. Volk is currently a Professor teaching in the music department and serving as Director of Honors and Leadership Department. Dr. Volk previously taught at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise and Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia.  At The University of Virginia's College at Wise, David was the 2010 recipient of the college’s Outstanding Teacher award and a 2010 nominee for the Commonwealth of Virginia's Outstanding Faculty Award. 

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An active composer, David has written works for solo voice and choral ensembles as well as solo and ensemble instrumental works.  His doctoral dissertation, a one-act chamber opera based on Flannery O’Connor’s short story A Good Man is Hard to Find, premiered in Athens, GA, in 2003 with a grant from the University of Georgia’s Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE).  The opera has also been performed in Demorest, Georgia, and Wise, Virginia, and was a featured presentation of the Flannery O’Connor Library at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville in 2003.

Dr. Volk recently premiered his two-act opera, Strange Fruit, based on the 1944 best-selling novel by Lillian Smith, at CSU-Pueblo's Hoag Recital Hall. The performance brought together CSU-Pueblo students, faculty, and members of the Pueblo community. 

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